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Speed of cars and in particular lorries using this road both day and night

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 15:39, Fri 3 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

I am writing to you regarding the volume of traffic and speed of traffic that use Howes Lane in Bicester. I live next to this road and the volume of traffic has greatly increased over the last few months and many lorry’s are using this road and are going at such a speed they do actually at times make things in my house shake, the speed limit is 50 miles per hour but they definitely exceed this. Also the amount of traffic and again lorries using this road throughout the night has increased and again, go so fast they actually wake me up and I find it hard to get back to sleep! I know residents of Bicester have complained about this road and supposedly this road is to be addressed somehow in 2021 but are there any plans to reduce the speed limit to 30 down this road? I also worry that with the speed these lorries/cars go that one day one will come of the road and go into the side of my house !!! Although there was a lot of opposition to this warehouses are now being built next to this road which has probably contributed to the volume of traffic which I can only see as getting worse when these buildings are occupied.

I would be very grateful if somebody could get back to me regarding this matter as I have my sleep often interrupted by traffic noise through the night which I feel is affecting my health!!

Council ref: ENQ20869633

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:40, Fri 3 July 2020

  • Thank you for your report. There is currently a review of the speed limits around Bicester due to the increase of traffic. This will include howes lane and various other roads around the town. To control the speed of the traffic.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:22, Thu 5 November 2020

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